GMARA 2014 Races
The Outdoor Gear Exchange
The Outdoor Gear Exchange Bitter Pill is a 12-hour adventure race for teams of two or three. The most recent Bitter Pill took place on Saturday, August 2 2014 near Richmond, VT. Check out the results or if you're interested in a future race, sign up for email updates.
The Frigid Infliction is a 10-hour winter adventure race for teams of two or three. This race is scheduled for Saturday, February 28 2015 near Bolton Valley, VT. The Frigid Infliction is a regional qualifier for the USARA National Championship.
The Bolton Valley
The Bolton Valley Wintry Wander is a 3-hour kids adventure race for teams of one adult and as many kids as you like! This race is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 2014 near Bolton Valley, VT. Sign up now!
GMARA Race Philosophy
When we design a course we want the main challenge to be the navigation. Teams that navigate well should finish the course significantly faster than teams that don't. Our second priority is to have the race be an incredible adventure for the new racers while providing a significant challenge for the experienced athletes. We strive to create courses where every racer gets to try every discipline, even if they don't reach all the checkpoints.
Several of our club members have been designing and directing races for years. For the past few years we've offered one summer race and one winter race each year, which keeps us busy but still allows us to get out and race ourselves. In 2012, we added our first night race, and in 2014 we'll try our first kids' event!